Toronto resource guide to all things free

From kitchen stuff to tools, there are a lot of things you can get in this town for zero dollars


TRADING AND SELLING

BUNZ Community for trading anything and everything Facebook group is invite-only, but app is open to all (use code 666 666). bunz.com

VARAGESALE Online community and app for selling gently used items (mostly clothing and baby gear). varagesale.com

EVENTS

REALLY REALLY FREE MARKET Long-running market where everything is free (really), held one Saturday a month in Campbell Park near Bloor and Lansdowne, and in other locations. A North York version is held every two months at Driftwood Community Centre (4401 Jane). rrfmarket.blogspot.ca / northyorkrrfm.wordpress.com

TORONTO CLOTHING REPAIRATHON Volunteers repair two or three items of clean, damaged clothing for free at this recurring event. repairathon.com

REPAIR CAFE TORONTO Groups of volunteers teach attendees how to repair broken items at this travelling series of neighbourhood events. This week’s is on Saturday (May 28) at Skills Exchange. repaircafetoronto.ca

BORROWING 

TORONTO TOOL LIBRARY Borrowing depot with locations on Queen West, the Danforth, in North York and at an “express” mini-location downtown. Memberships range from $50 to $100 per year. torontotoollibrary.com

SHARING DEPOT The Danforth location of the Toronto Tool Library also houses this facility, where you can borrow camping supplies, party items, sporting gear and much more. Memberships range from $25 to $100 per year. sharingdepot.ca

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT LENDING LIBRARY AT THE PARKDALE LIBRARY Borrow everything from guitars to djembes at the Toronto Public Library’s Parkdale branch (1303 Queen West) using your TPL card. torontopubliclibrary.ca

THE KITCHEN LIBRARY For $9 a month, you can borrow from a lineup of 60 kitchen appliances at two library locations (120 Eglinton East and 585 Dundas East). thekitchenlibrary.ca

TORONTO SEED LIBRARY Gardeners can “borrow” seeds, then return ones from the plants they grow, at 20 different seed library branches around Toronto. torontoseedlibrary.org

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